Stuffed Animals

Lesly Batista - Rios

What are stuffed animals ?

Stuffed animals are toy animals sewn and stuffed with soft material for people to enjoy .

Fun fact: The teddy bear was named after President Theodore 'Teddy' Roosevelt

Stuffed animals back in the day

The 1830's saw the introduction of stuffed animals as toys. These were not the soft, stuffing-field plush toys that we have today, however. These were made at home from cloth and straw, and were more like sock puppets than the factory-made toys that we now have. The original idea, moreover, to stuff animals also came from taxidermy, where real animals are stuffed, and where the process is far more expensive